"Actually, my mother and Alfie came for three weeks' Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Frank McCourt on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Frank McCourt on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Frank McCourt on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Frank McCourt on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Frank McCourt on Benjamin Franklin
"The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice."
"I had no accomplishments except surviving. But that isn't enough in the community where I came from, because everybody was doing it. So I wasn't prepared for America, where everybody is glowing with good teeth and good clothes and food."
"Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow."
"The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher."
"We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely."